Shoreham Sea Scout leader raises thousands towards disabled lift at hut

Colin Strong and the team at the end of the ride
Colin Strong and the team at the end of the ride

A Sea Scout leader, who suffers from a muscle wasting condition, has completed a 37 mile cycle from Guildford to Shoreham.

Colin Strong, 50, of Corbyn Crescent, raised more than £8,000, which will be put towards making the 3rd Shoreham Sea Scout Hut in the Adur Recreation Ground – where the ride finished – more accessible for disabled people.

Colin thanked Dave Blythe from Giant bike store, scout leader Chris Davies and 16-year-old explorers Robert Dabourn and Barnaby Roberts for their support on the journey.

He said: “They were there for me just as it was getting tough.”

Before the ride, he said: “I was probably more nervous than when I started climbing at the bottom of Mount Snowdon!”

But Colin, who suffers from CMT, enjoyed the ride, which he completed in around eight hours, and said: “It was lovely, very picturesque.”

Bike specialists Giant Store Shoreham, in Little High Street, had given Colin a power assisted bike to borrow for the ride for free.

The ride has coincided with CMT awareness month, which is observed in September to raise awareness of the genetic condition.

You can still donate to Colin’s cause here